Publications


Engineering lignin: getting more from woody biomass.
Majda M✉.
Plant Physiol. 2022 Feb 4;188(2):926-927.
https://doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiab559


Cell biology of the leaf epidermis: fate specification, morphogenesis, and coordination.
Zuch DT’, Doyle SM’, Majda M, Smith RS, Robert S✉, Torii KU✉.
Plant Cell. 2022 Jan 20;34(1):209-227.
https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koab250


CELLULOSE SYNTHASE-LIKE D1 mediates root hair development in Lotus japonicus.
Majda M✉.
Plant Physiol. 2021 Aug 3;186(4):1765-1766.
https://doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiab258


Elongation of wood fibers combines features of diffuse and tip growth.
Majda M✉, Kozlova L, Banasiak A, Derba-Maceluch M, Iashchishyn IA, Morozova-Roche LA, Smith RS, Gorshkova T, Mellerowicz EJ✉.
New Phytol. 2021 Oct;232(2):673-691.
https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17468


Branching out: new insights into sucrose-induced branching.
Majda M✉.
Plant Physiol. 2021 Apr 23;185(4):1479-1480.
https://doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiab041


Atomic Force Microscopy to study cell wall mechanics in plants.
Majda M✉.
Methods Mol Biol. 2021;2200:349-369.
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-0880-7_17


HEARTBREAK controls post-translational modification of INDEHISCENT to regulate fruit morphology in capsella.
Dong Y, Majda M, Šimura J, Horvath R, Srivastava AK, Łangowski Ł, Eldridge T, Stacey N, Slotte T, Sadanandom A, Ljung K, Smith RS, Østergaard L✉.
Curr Biol. 2020 Oct 5;30(19):3880-3888.e5.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.07.055

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Research gets to the heart of organ shape in naturepress release at the John Innes Centre.


Fluctuating auxin response gradients determine pavement cell-shape acquisition.
Grones P, Majda M, Doyle SM, Van Damme D, Robert S✉.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Jul 7;117(27):16027-16034.
https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2007400117

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– Plant Science Research Weekly on Plantae.


Arabidopsis XTH4 and XTH9 contribute to wood cell expansion and secondary wall formation.
Kushwah S’, Banasiak A’, Nishikubo N, Derba-Maceluch M, Majda M, Endo S, Kumar V, Gomez L, Gorzsas A, McQueen-Mason S, Braam J, Sundberg B, Mellerowicz EJ✉.
Plant Physiol. 2020 Apr;182(4):1946-1965.
https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.19.01529

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Cell wall remodeling during wood developmentNews and Views in Plant Physiology.


A role for the auxin precursor anthranilic acid in root gravitropism via regulation of PIN-FORMED protein polarity and relocalisation in Arabidopsis.
Doyle SM’, Rigal A’, Grones P”, Karady M”, Barange DK, Majda M, Pařízková B, Karampelias M, Zwiewka M, Pěnčík A, Almqvist F, Ljung K, Novák O, Robert S✉.
New Phytol. 2019 Aug;223(3):1420-1432.
https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.15877


Mechanical asymmetry of the cell wall predicts changes in pavement cell geometry.
Majda M, Krupinski P, Jönsson H, Hamant O, Robert S✉.
Dev Cell. 2019 Jul 1;50(1):9-10.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2019.06.002


Visualization of plant cell wall epitopes using immunogold labeling for electron microscopy.
Majda M✉.
Bio Protoc. 2019 Apr 5;9(7):e3205.
https://doi.org/10.21769/BioProtoc.3205.


Cellular Force Microscopy to measure mechanical forces in plant cells.
Majda M, Sapala A, Routier-Kierzkowska AL, Smith RS✉.
Methods Mol Biol. 2019;1992:215-230.
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9469-4_14


The role of auxin in cell wall expansion.
Majda M, Robert S✉.
Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Mar 22;19(4):951.
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19040951

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– Plant Science Research Weekly on Plantae.


Mechanochemical polarization of contiguous cell walls shapes plant pavement cells.
Majda M, Grones P, Sintorn IM, Vain T, Milani P, Krupinski P, Zagórska-Marek B, Viotti C, Jönsson H, Mellerowicz EJ, Hamant O, Robert S✉.
Dev Cell. 2017 Nov 6;43(3):290-304.e4.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2017.10.017

Read more:
Adding a Piece to the Leaf Epidermal Cell Shape Puzzlepreview in Dev Cell.
The growth of puzzle piece-shaped leaf cells gets an explanation – press release at UPSC and SLU.
– Plant Science Research Weekly on Plantae.
– Recommended on F1000 by Clara Sanchez-Rodriguez.


Mitochondrial uncouplers inhibit clathrin-mediated endocytosis largely through cytoplasmic acidification.
Dejonghe W, Kuenen S, Mylle E, Vasileva M, Keech O, Viotti C, Swerts J, Fendrych M, Ortiz-Morea FA, Mishev K, Delang S, Scholl S, Zarza X, Heilmann M, Kourelis J, Kasprowicz J, Nguyen le SL, Drozdzecki A, Van Houtte I, Szatmári AM, Majda M, Baisa G, Bednarek SY, Robert S, Audenaert D, Testerink C, Munnik T, Van Damme D, Heilmann I, Schumacher K, Winne J, Friml J, Verstreken P, Russinova E✉.
Nat Commun. 2016 Jun 8;7:11710.
https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11710